Category - Anal
The anal wink, anal reflex, perineal reflex, or anocutaneous reflex is the reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking of the skin around the anus. Anal reflex refleks a reflected action or movement the sum total of any particular automatic response mediated by the nervous system. A reflex is built into the nervous system and does not need the intervention of conscious thought to take effect. Anal reflex is an example of superficial reflex method of elicitation of anal reflex it is elicited by stroking or pricking the skin and mucous membrane in the perianal region (which is a noxious or tactile stimulus) and feel the contraction of external anal sphincter with the finger inserted into the anal canal. Anal reflex (anal wink) reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking the skin around the anus (afferent pudendal nerve efferent s2-s4) bulbocavernosus reflex. Reflex see nervous system nervous system, network of specialized tissue that controls actions and reactions of the body and its adjustment to the environment. The bulbocavernosus reflex (bcr), bulbospongiosus reflex (bsr) or osinski reflex is a polysynaptic reflex that is useful in testing for spinal shock and gaining information about the state of spinal cord injuries (sci). Bulbocavernosus is an older term for bulbospongiosus, thus this reflex may also be referred to as the bulbospongiosus reflex.